Old Baldy

Old Baldy, Wimberley: Address, Old Baldy Reviews: 4/5

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laurapY9154NF
Missouri City, TX53 contributions
Beautiful panorama
May 2021
There are 218 steps to the top of Old Baldy/Prayer Mountain and the panoramic views are spectacular. Lots of blooming vegetation when we visited and everything smelled fresh and springy.
Written May 27, 2021
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Janet M.
Austin, TX3 contributions
End of year hike
Dec 2020
A great short hike up 250 steps. Inspirational messages along the way are left on rocks. Great views from the top.
Written January 2, 2021
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regis k
Arcadia, CA1,470 contributions
A moderate to easy hike - Mt. Baldy trail head
Dec 2020 • Couples
Fantastic hike on a day after Christmas. Mt. Baldy Trailhead is one of the few family friendly hiking trails in The Angeles National Forest. It's a great trail for all ages.

There is an amazing waterfall that's just 10 minutes hike from the parking lot. I saw many families with kids play around at the water fall. I suspect they will just spend their time here.

For hikers, another easy to moderate 3.2 miles hike will get you to the notch on top. There is a nice coffee shop there serving coffee and sandwiches. It's a nice break before heading back down. You can take a cable car down if you don't feel like hiking down.

Along the way, the splendid mountain sceneries would just awe anyone who likes nature. The majestic Mountain View is just awesome. It makes you feel great for how beautiful nature is.

On a sunny day during the winter, like the day after Christmas, the weather is very pleasant. Just wear a long sleeve top for hiking and a hiking pant are good enough to keep you warm. But do bring a wind breaker jacket in case there is strong wind. The weather tends to get windy at times.

After rain, you might see snow too. I saw some snows in the shadow parts of the mountain area. But overall, it is a nice hike for family to have a good time. It fits all ages.
Written December 28, 2020
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Julie G
15 contributions
Climb worth the view
Jun 2020
Steps all the way to top but we’ll worth it. Several resting spots along the climb. Handrail for extra support. View from top was spectacular.
Written June 29, 2020
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houstonnative47
Missouri City, TX1,109 contributions
Big climb
Feb 2020
We climbed the 220 steps recently. Being from flat country the climb looked challenging for us 70+ year olds. We were so glad that there were handrails because about 2/3 way up it does seem a bit high and I felt wobbly. Along the way there are painted rocks with encouraging messages until at the top one says "You made it and you didn't die." Great 360 degree views at the top. Definitely worth it!
Written March 26, 2020
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CloseONE
Winnipeg, Canada135 contributions
Nice climb and pleasant view
Feb 2020
Made the climb while we were touring the Wimberley area. It was good exercise and we were rewarded with some very nice views and photo ops.
Written February 9, 2020
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Adan_Lerma
Austin, TX442 contributions
Short Steep Climb But Has Handrails & A View Worth Climbing For 😊
Oct 2019
We had a little trouble finding the steps since signs are kept to a minimum, passed it once, but realized it thanks to using our voice GPS 😊 Hand rails were extremely welcome (we’re mid-Seniors) & made the short but steep climb very doable. Also very helpful is the design of the wide steps and frequent “landings” that allow other folks to pass, or where one can pause and enjoy how the vista to the horizon unfolds. Really very nice & worthwhile. I’d suggest having an energy bar or such before climbing, my tracker says I burned quite a few calories, lol! If you’re able to, go through the photos posted, you’ll see how barren and difficult the climb must’ve been before the handrails, and you can also see (we had a clear blue sky day) how immense the sky is when filled with rolls of clouds 😊
Written October 24, 2019
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Breck
Houston, TX9 contributions
Sunrise over Wimberly
Sep 2019
Got up early on my last day in Wimberly TX and climbed the 220 steps to the top of Mt. Baldy to watch the sunrise. It was a great way to finish a wonderful weekend and the view was fantastic.
Written September 17, 2019
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Bill D
2 contributions
The climb
Jul 2019 • Couples
Great view when you get to the top. A lot of rocks to read along the way. Not to hard to climb and hand rails along the way. Safe for all ages.
Written July 20, 2019
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vacationmom82
Flint, TX16 contributions
Great view
Jun 2019
If you are looking for some morning exercise this is the place. Lots of stairs going straight up, but a beautiful view once you are up there.
Written July 2, 2019
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